Crawford Hill manned helper sets meet at the base of the horseshoe. A coating of traction sand is visible on both sets of power. It is more easily seen on the light power GE's returning to Crawfor... (more)
BNSF9341 charges around the horseshoe at Ponderosa Ranch. Black Diamonds being towed in Wild Western Nebraska....
Helper set drifting downgrade
Westbound at Breezy Point. Stay at the Ponderosa Ranch ask for the railfan package to see this and the other views. www.ponderosaranch.net. Those dark clouds to the left turned into a prarie thund... (more)
A westbound brings the Santa Fe alive for a few minutes.
Motors lug coal loads into the upper curve.
A traffic jam on the hill seen from near Breezy Point. There are 3 trains in this view as trackwork haulted westbounds. BNSF Dispatcher allowed trains to bypass signals at restricted speed and pa... (more)
Twin GE's lug a coal train at the bottom of the lower horseshoe.
The pusher set drifts west at the Ponderosa Ranch at sunset. Thank You friendly BNSF crew!
A GEVO on the point ahead of a strong thunderstorm.
MAC leads coal loads into the curve
Big MAC on the DPU duty through the curve
A BNSF westbound empty coal train is seen winding through the upper horshoe.
A BNSF eastbound loaded coal train is seen winding into the curve. I dedicate this shot for BJ Kitty who is a beloved pet that passed away when I was on this trip.